The hard lesson to the music business here is that it must license venues for music acquisition that fans prefer to file sharing networks or otherwise make the toleration of file sharing part of their business plans. If even Radiohead’s freely available album was torrented 2.3 million times in the first three and a half weeks, how can more traditional offerings successfully clamp-down on file sharing? They can’t, pure and simple.
Liston admits that his LaBrea network is probably only stopping a dozen or so computers from spreading Nimda and Code Red. He knows that’s only a drop in the bucket; tens of thousands of machines are believed to be infected with these worms.
Activists also want voting-machine manufacturers to open their voting systems to public scrutiny.
The Los Gatos, California, company has to borrow to pay for most of its programming expenses because it doesn’t generate enough cash on its own. Netflix burned through another $465 million in the most recent quarter, which is known as “negative cash flow” in accounting parlance.
ACLU lead technologist Chris Soghoian has called Bekrar a “modern-day merchant of death,” selling “the bullets for cyberwar.”
This coincides with a lot of the chatter about Gareth Edwards’ prequel to the original movie (it’s about the stealing of the Death Star plans that Darth Vader & Co. are pursuing at the start of A New Hope), and it feels like an interesting direction. On the one hand, Rogue One must do something to prove there’s more to the Star Wars universe than the major movies, but on the other, going too dark and losing the humor of the original series could be problematic for a lot of fans. Of course, it might be that it’s the trailers that are dark? They’re rumored to show up attached to Captain America: Civil War in May, so we’ll see for ourselves then.
The tools they use are largely what you’d find in any game-development office: 3ds Max, Maya and Photoshop are used for the heavy lifting. A VBS2 add-on called Oxygen is used to port between Maya and VBS2. Like most of what SIMS does, this is a well-thought out decision. If the Army decides to move to a platform other than VBS2, models developed in 3ds Max or Maya should be able to port to a new platform with minimal pain.
MySpace Music told us it did not acquire Snocap for, and has no plans to use, its database going forward. As the company is finding out now, it’s no small matter to integrate one music service into another without shared song identifiers. Perhaps the database belonging to Snocap, which is currently offline and apparently without an owner, could form the foundation of a big database that would make future digital-music-service acquisitions easier on everyone involved.
Now 22, David Ray Camez is the first cybercrime defendant in the country to go to trial on federal racketeering charges, instead of computer or credit card fraud statutes. He’s charged with conspiracy to violate RICO and with the separate charge of violating RICO, and faces a 20-year sentence.
“There’s a baseline level of untargeted cyberattack type stuff that happens in Russia, Ukraine, nearby places,” says Ryan Lackey, founder of ResetSecurity. “That ambient background level is fairly high, which also is cover for whenever there’s a targeted attack. So you’ve got an increased risk versus a lot of other locations.”
“This is something we haven’t seen in previous wars,” he said. “It’s another use of information that the Internet is bringing to the public.”
“As a result, iLike has profiles for Madonna and U2 even though those
artists have not registered accounts with us – because lots of people
using the iLike Sidebar have Madonna and U2 music in their iTunes
libraries. Meanwhile, iLike also has profiles for unsigned artists like
Mr. Van Buskirk’s band ‘eighte8’ who *have* registered accounts with us
via GarageBand.com. And there are overlap cases (such as Anne Heaton,
one of my personal favorites) who posted a few of her songs on
GarageBand.com, while other songs of hers have appeared on iLike via
Muze. (Keeping these separate music sources straight is a technical
challenge that still has some glitches – for example, while ‘eighte8’
and ‘Hayden’s Wall’ both have profiles on iLike, the iLike profile for
Hayden’s Wall has not (yet) been propagated with the band’s music. We
are working on cleaning up these glitches and better integrating artist
services directly into iLike.)
But all that took hours over the course of several days. I’d much rather have paid for a program to prevent it in the first place and BullGuard seems quite capable of that.
The blood wasn’t even dry in Norris Hall. In that building, home to the engineering department, Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old South Korean majoring in English and living on the Blacksburg campus, fired round after round from his Glock 9 mm and Walther .22-caliber handguns into helpless students and teachers, before turning his pistols on himself and ending the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history.
It’s unlikely that countries such as North Korea would post such information, but as more countries come on board with the concept, programmers will be able to mash data not only in those countries but across their borders — an especially powerful tool for tracking worldwide phenomena such as global warming and air or water pollution.
Launched last month by Michael Baldwin, an English teacher living in Brazil, the site asks people to enter their addresses and answer questions about how they perceive their local area. In particular, Baldwin is interested in finding out the boundaries of cities – where does a city end and the countryside begin?
By the way, this isn’t the first time we’ve looked at a Feek design–
check out Rob Beschizza’s take on van Heereveld’s LED Flexilight system right here.
So whether your loved ones are finally together for the holidays, or you’re jetting off for a long-awaited getaway, here are some of the best ways you can share a ton of photos, then store them for later reminiscing. There are a handful of options out there to suit your needs and your devices. Our favorite is Google Photos, which does it all and does it best.
“He’s got the jelly shoes!” Erin exclaimed. “Dude’s even got the beeper. That’s attention to detail.”
“The AOL case sets an interesting precedent that is bound to be explored more fully in the future. But right now it’s difficult to say with any finality whether the new rules will eventually be extended to cover all private commercial sites,” Shapiro said. “But I would venture to guess that the Bush administration might not be in favor of mandating the adoption of accessibility guidelines on a broader basis.”
Johansen testified at the trial in New York City. He said in July 2000 that he and two other programmers had created the DeCSS utility, and that he was a member of the Masters of Reverse Engineering hacking group.
Welp, it was a week. On Tuesday, Wikileaks dumped a trove of 8,761 (purported) leaked CIA documents as part of a collection called “Vault 7.” The data details some of the CIA’s hacking arsenal, including information about malware, viruses, trojans, and undisclosed zero-day vulnerabilities that the agency allegedly uses to compromise devices like computers, smartphones, internet-connected TVs and network servers for spying.
“Why pay for games for our cellular phones when we are already paying exorbitant prices just for the service?” he (or she) writes. “To pay for games on top of monthly bills and then have them expire in 30 to 60 days is ridiculous.”
And this neurotoxicity tells us why eyedrops are indeed fraught with hazard if you swallow them – or if you sneakily induce others to swallow them. Used as directed, they may indeed give you that clear-eyed look but that’s mostly due to the constriction of blood vessels in the eye. Internally they also induce vasoconstriction (as Toxnet calls it). The resulting symptoms are nothing, nothing at all like the Hollywood version of events. They include rapid heart beat, nausea, blurred vision, drowsiness, convulsions. The Toxnet entry, based partly on cases of children who swallowed a bottle of eyedrops or nosedrops left carelessly on a table or counter, notes that “drowsiness and mild coma” often alternate with periods of thrashing and hyperactivity.
Taking advantage of the Halo 3 fever is a pretty cheap way for Microsoft to get us to try out its experimental search engine, but Tafiti could actually end up being useful for some folks. Try it, see what you think.
“This is the modern incarnation of the classic cat-and-mouse game between the cryptographer and cryptanalyst,” said Ronald Cramer of the National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) and Leiden University in the Netherlands. When cryptanalysts are quiet, cryptographers loosen the security foundations of the schemes to make them more efficient, he said. “But at some point a red line might be crossed. That’s what happened here.” Now, the cryptanalysts are speaking up.
Hegland’s project, Liquid Information, is kinda like Wikipedia meets hypertext. In Hegland’s web, all documents are editable, and every word is a potential hyperlink.